Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Bend feature to bring it all together, part of Sheet Metal Design with Inventor.
…Bends are inherent in sheet metal components, but…there are times where the automatic generation of bends while placing sheet…metal features can be limiting.…Let's use the bend feature to clean up a particularly complicated component.…In this case, there is a gap between the flange on the on the right and…the top of the part.…Let's use the Bend tool to simply close that gap by selecting the edges that…should be connected using a bend feature.…A preview will appear, and when we're finished,…it will apply any bend reliefs or any other…geometry changes that are required along with filling in the gap that was selected.…
We can use this same approach on a more complicated level as well.…We'll start the bend tool,…again selecting the two edges that should be connected, but in this case you'll…see that it's going to require something more than just a single bend.…And we do have options in the dialogue to help us with this.…For example right now it's being resolved with a 45 degree…bend between the bends that are placed.…
- Preparing your Inventor project
- Adding flanges to a part
- Cleaning up edges with hems
- Using the Bend feature
- Reusing existing data
- Making cuts in parts
- Opening parts with the Rip tool
- Improving productivity with the pattern tools
- Creating and editing a flat pattern
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with Autodesk Inventorwith John Helfen2h 50m Beginner
Sheet Metal Design with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 56m Intermediate
1. Preparing to Create Your Parts
2. Creating Sheet Metal Features
3. Tools that Modify Parts
4. Documenting Your Design
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